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Origins of the Magdalene laundries : an analytical history

Author: Rebecca Lea McCarthy
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The convents, asylums, and laundries that once comprised the Magdalene institutions are the subject of this examination of "Magdaleneism." The book focuses on the devolution of the significance of Mary Magdalene as a metaphor for the organization: from an affluent, strong supporter of Jesus to a simple, fallen woman"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCarthy, Rebecca Lea, 1966-
Origins of the Magdalene laundries.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2010
(DLC) 2009050029
Named Person: Mary Magdalene, Saint.; Mary Magdalene, Saint; Mary Magdalene, Saint.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Lea McCarthy
ISBN: 9780786455805 0786455802
OCLC Number: 607552652
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 261 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Mary Magdalene and the rise of magdalenism --
Mary Magdalene and the Mother Mary --
The rhetorical framing of the Magdalene and women in the early Middle Ages --
Medieval prostitution, regulation, and repentance --
The state, colonization, and the female as citizen --
Ancient Irish law and women's status in precolonial Ireland --
The colonization of Ireland and her women --
The rise of the Irish Magdalene laundries --
The rise of the English Magdalenes and the Magdalen-House --
The twentieth century Magdalene laundries.
Responsibility: Rebecca Lea McCarthy.


Presents an account of the convents, asylums, and laundries that once comprised the Magdalene institutions. Examining the laundries within the context of a growing world capitalist economy, this work  Read more...


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